|Matthew Childs' 9 life lessons from rock climbing - TED.com|
In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; environment; nature; 2009
|Yves Rossy: Fly with the Jetman - TED.com|
Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman -- flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After a powerful short film shows how it works, Rossy takes the TEDGlobal stage to share the experience and thrill of flying.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; design; flight; technology; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Taryn Simon photographs secret sites - TED.com|
Taryn Simon exhibits her startling take on photography -- to reveal worlds and people we would never see otherwise. She shares two projects: one documents otherworldly locations typically kept secret from the public, the other involves haunting portraits of men convicted for crimes they did not commit.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; art; arts; culture; curiosity; photography; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Roz Savage: Why I'm rowing across the Pacific - TED.com|
Five years ago, Roz Savage quit her high-powered London job to become an ocean rower. She's crossed the Atlantic solo, and just started the third leg of a Pacific solo row, the first for a woman. Why does she do it? Hear her reasons, both deeply personal and urgently activist.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Mission Blue Voyage; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; global issues; oceans; 2010
|Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home. - TED.com|
Chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident and, for the past 27 years, the area around the plant has been known as the Exclusion Zone. And yet, a community of about 200 people live there -- almost all of them elderly women. These proud grandmas defied orders to relocate because their connection to their homeland and to their community are "forces that rival even radiation."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; disaster relief; nuclear energy; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole - TED.com|
Lewis Pugh talks about his record-breaking swim across the North Pole. He braved the icy waters (in a Speedo) to highlight the melting icecap. Watch for astonishing footage -- and some blunt commentary on the realities of supercold-water swims.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; climate change; science; sports; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space - TED.com|
There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; culture; life; live music; space; TED2014; 2014
|Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean - TED.com|
Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; adventure; animals; biodiversity; education; exploration; fish; oceans; science; submarine; TED2008; 2008
|Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off - TED.com|
Every seven years, designer Stefan Sagmeister closes his New York studio for a yearlong sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook. He explains the often overlooked value of time off and shows the innovative projects inspired by his time in Bali.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; art; creativity; design; happiness; innovation; work; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Bertrand Piccard's solar-powered adventure - TED.com|
For the dawn of a new decade, adventurer Bertrand Piccard offers us a challenge: Find motivation in what seems impossible. He shares his own plans to do what many say can't be done -- to fly around the world, day and night, in a solar-powered aircraft.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; aircraft; engineering; green; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2 - TED.com|
At TEDxUSC, Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxUSC; TED; Talks; adventure; biosphere; biotech; climate change; environment; space; 2009
|Bill Stone: Exploring deep caves (and someday the moon) - TED.com|
Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, discusses his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Moon; NASA; adventure; energy; exploration; mining; space; technology; universe; 2007
|Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks - TED.com|
Journalist Misha Glenny spent several years in a courageous investigation of organized crime networks worldwide, which have grown to an estimated 15% of the global economy. From the Russian mafia, to giant drug cartels, his sources include not just intelligence and law enforcement officials but criminal insiders.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; adventure; crime; economics; global issues; writing; 2009
|David Lang: My underwater robot - TED.com|
David Lang is a maker who taught himself to become an amateur oceanographer -- or, he taught a robot to be one for him. In a charming talk Lang, a TED Fellow, shows how he and a network of ocean lovers teamed up to build open-sourced, low-cost underwater explorers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; exploration; oceans; open-source; robots; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Lewis Pugh's mind-shifting Everest swim - TED.com|
After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest -- and so began a journey that would teach him a radical new way to approach swimming and think about climate change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; adventure; climate change; global issues; heroism; science; sports; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Ueli Gegenschatz soars in a wingsuit - TED.com|
Wingsuit jumping is the leading edge of extreme sports -- an exhilarating feat of almost unbelievable daring, where skydivers soar through canyons at over 100MPH. Ueli Gegenschatz talks about how (and why) he does it, and shows jawdropping film.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; design; entertainment; exploration; extreme sports; flight; invention; sports; technology; TED2009; 2009
|James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy - TED.com|
James Cameron's big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; film; nature; oceans; storytelling; technology; writing; TED2010; 2010
|Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless - TED.com|
Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; happiness; life; personal growth; poverty; social change; society; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Ken Kamler: Medical miracle on Everest - TED.com|
When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers' battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2009; TED; Talks; adventure; biology; exploration; humanity; medicine; science; 2009
|Munir Virani: Why I love vultures - TED.com|
As natural garbage collectors, vultures are vital to our ecosystem -- so why all the bad press? Why are so many in danger of extinction? Raptor biologist Munir Virani says we need to pay more attention to these unique and misunderstood creatures, to change our perception and save the vultures.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; animals; biology; birds; nature; science; TED@Nairobi; 2012
|Ben Saunders: To the South Pole and back — the hardest 105 days of my life - TED.com|
This year, explorer Ben Saunders attempted his most ambitious trek yet. He set out to complete Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s failed 1912 polar expedition — a four-month, 1,800-mile round trip journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back. In the first talk given after his adventure, just five weeks after his return, Saunders offers a raw, honest look at this “hubris”-tinged mission that brought him to the most difficult decision of his life.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; adventure; exploration; extreme sports; personal growth; potential; TED2014; 2014
|Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge - TED.com|
TED Fellow Sophal Ear shares the compelling story of his family's escape from Cambodia under the rule of the Khmer Rouge. He recounts his mother's cunning and determination to save her children.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; Asia; adventure; development; south asia; storytelling; third world; war; 2009
|Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater - TED.com|
In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; biodiversity; exploration; oceans; submarine; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Nathan Wolfe's jungle search for viruses - TED.com|
Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge -- passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa -- before they claim millions of lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; adventure; biodiversity; biology; disease; exploration; global issues; health; microbiology; pandemic; primates; science; virus; TED2009; 2009